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Caernarfon Town and Flint Town United will battle it out in the JD Cymru Premier Play-Off Final at The Oval this weekend.

The pair both booked their place in the final following close-fought wins in the semi-finals last weekend, with Caernarfon edging past Cardiff Met with a 1-0 win thanks to a goal on the stroke of half time from their top scorer Mike Hayes.

They will have home advantage for the final after finishing the regular campaign in fourth - a place above this weekend's visitors by a point.

"We've not done too well at home this season but we were a lot better than Cardiff Met in the first half," said manager Huw Griffiths following the semi-final win.

"They changed their shape in the second half and put us under a lot of pressure, but it shows the character that we've got to hold on to the end. It was an exciting game but a great result for us.

"I'm extremely happy for the supporters and everyone else because we've reached another final, so we'll keep going."

The Cofis suffered play-off heartbreak last season as they missed out on a place in Europe following a 5-3 defeat against Newtown in the final and will be looking to get their hands on the trophy this time around.

Griffiths' men have come out on top in the last five of the six meetings between the two clubs - including a 4-0 win at the Essity Stadium in the most recent clash in April.

"Flint have got to come to us so it will be a home game with all our supporters behind us," Griffiths added. "They all came to watch us in the final last year, so fingers crossed we go one step further this time, but it'll be a tough game."

Penalties were required between Flint and Penybont in the other semi-final after the pair couldn't be separated following a 1-1 draw over 120 minutes.

Flint's shot-stopper Jon Rushton proved to be the hero as he kept out spot-kicks from Penybont's Kane Owen and Ashley Evans to secure Neil Gibson's side a place in the final for the first time.

"The lads have been absolutely fantastic and the credit has to go to them and my group of staff," said Gibson after the shoot-out victory.

"It wasn't pretty in the second half against Penybont and they had better quality moments in the game than us, but we've installed a culture within this group that we never know when we're beaten. I think winning on penalties was a reward for all their efforts this season."

Gibson believes his side have overachieved this term by sealing a top-six finish after finishing 11th in the league last season and now wants to end the campaign with a piece of silverware.

"It's been a really difficult season and I think we've overachieved in lots of areas," he added.

"Our lads have probably been running on empty for a number of weeks now with the amount of injuries that we've had but they keep going to the well for me.

"If we can get ourselves over the line that's something Flint Town will always be able to say they achieved."

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